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Coosa Backcountry Trail

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Vogel State Park
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 1 2012  10:00 am >> Thu, Nov 1 2012 6:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 17 2012 7:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 1 2012 2:00 am
Event Duration:8 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Distance:12.9 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
Scott Sanders
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 12 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


This is a classic trail located in the Blood Mountain Wilderness.  Beginning from Vogel State Park near Blairsville, we will follow this loop trail in a counterclockwise direction.  The trail is considered strenuous, totaling 12.9 miles in distance and 3500 feet in elevation gain.  Therefore, you should be an experienced hiker and in good physical condition to attempt this hike.  If you are looking for a great workout, this is the hike for you.

We will stop for dinner following the hike.  If you cannot stay for dinner, please carpool with others who cannot stay for dinner, or plan to bring your own car.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Plenty of fluid for adequate hydration
  • Trail Snacks and lunch
  • Good hiking shoes/boots
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Hiking poles 
  • camera
  • Change of clothes/socks/shoes for ride home
  • Flashlight

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

To be provided at the carpool.

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):135Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Estimated cost per vehicle for this event is $54.00 using a reimbursement rate guideline of $0.400 per mile. The total amount should be divided by the number of people in the vehicle, including the driver. This is a guideline, not a rule, for drivers but the cost should not be higher unless there are extenuating circumstances.




* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

$5.00 per car to park, unless you have a GA State Park permit.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.